Govt scraps RT-PCR test to ease air travel

The public authority has chosen to lift Covid-19 limitations expecting voyagers to get an opposite record polymerase chain response (RT-PCR) test completed 72 hours prior to making a trip to and from Bangladesh.

The choice was taken thinking about the declining Omicron transmission the nation over.

Notwithstanding, unvaccinated explorers will in any case need to present a RT-PCR test result.

Common Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) distributed a round in such manner on Tuesday.

The public authority has likewise chosen to lift limitations on cross-line travel to and from India too.

Addressing Dhaka Tribune, Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, executive of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), said other travel limitations would be lifted continuously.

At a between ecclesiastical gathering on Sunday, the common flying body recommended that the RT-PCR test be discarded to make it more straightforward for travelers to travel.

“In the event of takeoff, travelers will adhere to the guidelines of the nation concerned, yet immunized travelers won’t require a RT-PCR test while heading out to Bangladesh,” Mafidur Rahman said.

Nonetheless, the Civil Aviation will work out a choice on lifting the excess limitations and a notice will be given in practically no time, as per the CAAB executive.

On January 25, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for eliminating all movement obstructions, including travel boycotts, quarantine and testing for the individuals who are completely inoculated with a World Health Organization (WHO)- supported antibody.

On February 17, the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 suggested unwinding the compulsory Covid rt-PCR test for individuals voyaging abroad via air considering late advancements worldwide.

The need of the test for completely immunized air travelers ought still up in the air in accordance with the necessity of the objective country, it said.
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The NTAC has likewise suggested permitting voyagers who are immunized somewhere around 14 days prior to going to Bangladesh.

It recommended that unvaccinated travelers should go through the rt-PCR test 72 hours prior to voyaging.

As indicated by worldwide media reports, objections all over the planet are releasing travel limitations after almost two years of changing standards and rules for immunized guests by striking out testing prerequisites for passage.

Nations like France, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have previously lifted practically all limitations for explorers, while numerous nations, like the United Kingdom and Australia, have lifted Covid test prerequisites for nations recorded as protected zones.

Different nations, similar to Austria, have facilitated the commitment for the people who have confirmation of promoter dosages.

France dropped testing necessities for immunized explorers from February 12 and Greece from February 7.

As per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bangladesh is at level three, meaning the nation is as yet being considered as a high contaminating one however individuals are permitted to travel.

Under current guidelines, a 14-day quarantine is obligatory for returnees from seven African nations to forestall the flare-up of Omicron, the new Covid variation.
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The nations are Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

As indicated by the notification, travelers need to isolation to government selected inns at their own detriment and do a rt-PCR test following seven days and 14 days.

Those testing positive for Covid following seven days will be secluded further with the goal that they don’t taint others.

The notification additionally referenced that aircrafts should give travelers’ visa subtleties, locations and contact numbers in Bangladesh to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).